If some Detroit Lions fans have their way, the Canadian rock band Nickelback will be punted from the NFL team's halftime show on U.S. Thanksgiving Day — and one Alberta radio station is ready to lend a hand.
The program director of Calgary's X92.9 — an alternative rock station with a "No Nickelback Guarantee" — said the station is going to throw its weight behind an online petition demanding that the Alberta band be booted from the show.
"We'll totally sign that. I'll even send it to my jocks and we'll throw that up on our Facebook group, we'll put it up on our website, we'll throw it as much love as we can," Christian Hall said. "We're big proponents in trying to stop this band from achieving any more success."
The Calgary station is joining over 13,000 Detroit Lions fans who signed the online petition by Thursday evening.
"I'd rather drink bleach than listen to Nickelback and have them associated with Detroit," wrote one petitioner.
Added another: "Haven't the good people of Detroit been through enough?"
— Postmedia News